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Quentin Tarantino Sues Alan Ball


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<span style="font-size:120%;">It has all the rich intensity of a comic segue from one of Quentin Tarantino's own movies, complete with theatrical language and healthy portions of indignation. The Oscar-winning film-maker is suing a fellow Academy Award winner, the website TMZ reports, for keeping exotic birds that, according to Tarantino's lawsuit, emit "obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams" which stop him from being able to work.

In the suit, filed yesterday at LA county superior court, Tarantino takes to task neighbour Alan Ball, writer of American Beauty, for failing to control his pet macaws, described as "a large variety of wild parrot known for [their] intolerably loud screech and for behaving badly in captivity". If the Pulp Fiction director has been struggling to put pen to paper after such outrageous interruptions, he appears to have found it no great strain tooutline the destructive effect of the demon birds' "blood-curdling screams" on his own peace of mind.

"Commencing in or about late 2009, on a daily basis, Tarantino began hearing ear-splitting shrieks and screams emanating from defendant's property," says the suit. "Plaintiffs determined that the source of the noise was defendant's exotic birds.

The rest: The Guardian</span>

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Oh no! Amello you have always been a fave of mine--but I LOVE birds. Not sure about keeping some of them as pets, but I always find lawsuits like this ridiculous.

Well, you need to change your mind then. Obviously something horrible happened to you in childhood to derange your mind into thinking birds were acceptable. Those rat winged, shady, disease ridden cretin's are horrid. I'm convinced Hitchcock's BIRDS was a documentary. :lol:

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Oh no! Amello you have always been a fave of mine--but I LOVE birds. Not sure about keeping some of them as pets, but I always find lawsuits like this ridiculous.

What's one to do when nothing else worked? I agree that it's ridiculous and wonder – is there some kind of personal beef between the two? I didn't even know they knew each other, let alone that they were neighbours. Or maybe it's some attempt at publicity of the weirdest kind.

No surprise :mad::P

:lol: I don't hate Alan Ball! But look how long it's taken him to ruin a show!

Well, you need to change your mind then. Obviously something horrible happened to you in childhood to derange your mind into thinking birds were acceptable. Those rat winged, shady, disease ridden cretin's are horrid.

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I'm convinced Hitchcock's BIRDS was a documentary. :lol:

That was a freaky film. (On the other hand a few weeks ago I watched Dial M for Murder again and, man, was that film just... boring or what? Eric will shoot me for saying this.)

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No it is boring. I think it was based on a stage play that wasn't a big hit (not sure) and it feels kinda stage bound. I always thought it would be fun to see it in its original 3D, but Hitch doesn't even seem to be his usual playful self with that. There's like one good scene that I can even remember... Definitely up there with Stage Fright and a few others as his more forgetable films. (though at least it's not impossible to sit through like Topaz and some other misfires I guess).

I dunno I always tyhought Tarantino was known for being easy going--and Alan Ball doesn't have THAT bad a reputation :P I wonder what will happen.

And come on you make it sound like Ball is Ryan Murphy ;)

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